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Thomas Austin ROBERTSON

(1848-1892)

ROBERTSON, Thomas Austin, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Hodgenville, Larue County, Ky., September 9, 1848; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Cecilian College and afterwards from the law department of the University of Louisville; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice at Hodgenville, Ky.; county attorney of Larue County 1874-1877; member of the State house of representatives in 1877 and 1878; Commonwealth attorney of the eighteenth judicial district 1878-1883; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Forty-ninth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; resumed the practice of law at Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., and died there July 18, 1892; interment in Red Hill Cemetery, Hodgenville, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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